Bird & Bird and KordaMentha: Seeing Past The Numbers: Understanding Financial Statements & Using Them To Formulate Your Dispute Resolution Strategies

Financial statements are not just for reporting to stakeholders. They are vital sources of information when parties are in dispute, but only if you know what to look for, where to look and what to ask next.

In this first session of our In Your Corner series, members of our Bird & Bird Dispute Resolution team and experts from KordaMentha who have extensive experience in identifying key issues in financial statements from the perspective of legal disputes and financial investigations will discuss the following:

- How to interpret and examine financial statements
- How to rely on financial statements to formulate effective dispute resolution strategies
- Using financial statements as a basis for valuations
- The use of estimates in financial statements
- Basic principles of accounting
- Understanding cash vs accrual
- Areas of potential manipulation

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